Weather - moderate, partly cloudy, slight fall of snow @ 7:30 P. M.
Monday Jan 1,
Was tired or rather lazy and did not fancy getting up for 8 o'clock Mass. Father + Mother went + I followed. Received communion. Tried to study some astronomy. N. S. Roy came to speak about the silver I had ordered and I paid him. Bundle in B. O. came from Uncle George. Called on Mrs. Harris + went to visit Fr. Coppinger in St. Augustines. Had confidential talk in regard to vocation. He offered help. Made up accounts + studied all eve. John Duggan did not look well to-day. Rec'd word that Lila Kinan was improving.
- Visit to Fr. Coppinger.
Weather - Warm.
Tuesday Jan 2
Very sleepy this morning when I rolled out at 8:45. Late hours surely do tell on one. Well, I studied some Astronomy and was much interested in the chapter on the Moon + the Sun + their eclipses. Went in town and secured a job for Saturdays at the little haberdashery at the North Station. Griffin of Shumans' was instrumental in getting me the job through Mr. Wheeler of Cleveland + Cheever Co.
I brought home the silver which I am giving to the folks for their 25th anniversary which comes April 17. Was surprised to receive a New Year's card from M. E. W. with who I expected I was N. S.
Did a lot of studying to-night with hopes that I will not be examined to-morrow.
Weather - A. M. Overcast + looked like snow.
P. M. Very wet snow. Large flakes, bad walking.
Wednesday Jan 3
Classes reopened for last few weeks of the first term. I feared that the professors would call for the examinations which I missed the week of 12/18/. They did not. Car service has not improved by the vacation we had. I lost my mocha gloves on the car at Park St. Did some writing at the [Globe?].
Did a lot of studying to-night. Wrote a story for the Record but did not succeed in getting a picture of the Faculty Building to go with it. Woke up very late.
Johnie brought home a new half dollar coin.
Weather - has softened up, making bad walking. Temperature higher.
Thursday Jan 4
Was up early this morning but not early enough to get in to the Record in time to get out to the college, so I went straight out to classes.
Everything sailed along smoothly until Fr. Corrigan pulled a little test in the History of Philosophy class.
Had a little run in with Fred Foley over the chemistry work. I fear that there is going to be a terrible crash at the Mid Year's marks.
Big preparations for a reception at the college to-night. I received advance news that the Rector was going to be presented with $2,500.
Had a long talk with Mr. Frish of Read's.
Wrote a story for the Globe with reference to the opening of the new faculty building.
Arrived home late. Did some studying.
Weather - unsettled - Very heavy rain.
Continued into night.
Friday Jan 5
Was somewhat nervous, when I thought of how unprepared I was for my Ethics thesis.
Took a picture of St. Mary's Hall into the Record for publication with the story of the opening of the building for the faculty.
Pulled through my thesis O. K.
Went into town + picked out the good for my evening suit.
Called on John Fleminy + he dictated my notes.
Had a talk with Francis R. Mullin concerning the awarding of a gold foot balls to the players.
Call on Mr. Mullins @ 4 P. M.
Saturday Jan 6
Went to work in the haberdashery this morning + found the work very agreeable. The fellows appear to be sociable and good fellows with which to work.
Mr. Shape, the owner of the shop, told me to go home early for there was not much business.
Perhaps it might be well to add that the store is at the North Station, in case readers of my diary should be inquisitive.
Went to confession at St. Mary's.
Called on Tom O'Connor.
The folks saw "Jiggs" @ the Castle Sq.